Jan 19, 2013 2:00am EST
story for "newsweek" entitled "i still believe in lance armstrong," and yet last night his interview with oprah winfrey began with a series of yes and no questions. >> did you ever take banned substances to enhance your cycling performance? >> yes. >> yes or no, was one of those banned substances epo? >> yes. >> did you ever blood dope or use blood transfusions to enhance your cycling performance? >> yes. >> did you ever use any other banned substances like testosterone, cortisone, or human growth hormone? >> yes. >> yes or no, in all seven of your tour de france victories, did you ever take banned substances or blood dope? >> yes. >> buzz, you are a pulitzer prize winner, you're a smart guy, friend of mine. how was he able to roll you so recently as a couple months ago? >> well, you know, i cringe when i see that cover, and i say that honestly. i think he was able to roll me because i did not do my due diligence, and i think he aided and abetted just slightly because i spoke to him before i did the story. this was in august. he said he was giving up the fight against usada, but he s
Jan 18, 2013 7:00pm EST
extra muscle. no, lance armstrong was an international hero. a seven time-tour de france winner, the usain bolt of his sport. not to mention a public face in the fight against cancer. yet in his confessional last night with oprah, he confessed only what was obvious to anyone who wanted to see it, that he doped throughout his cycling career. but armstrong did not admit to cheating, denied he was a doping ringleader, didn't admit to bullying, and seemed emotionally incapable of sympathy for the people whose lives he ruined and money he took when they tried to do nothing more than tell the truth about what he had done. joining me is "the daily beast's" buzz bissinger and sports editor for "the nation" dave zirin. buzz, in august of 2012, just five months ago, you wrote a cover story for "newsweek" entitled "i still believe in lance armstrong," and yet last night his interview with oprah winfrey began with a series of yes and no questions. >> did you ever take banned substances to enhance your cycling performance? >> yes. >> yes or no, was one of those banned substances epo? >> yes.
Jan 14, 2013 4:00pm PST
everywhere. >>> breaking news to get to. the associated press is saying lance armstrong confessed to using performance-enhancing drugs. shortly before the interview taped today, the cycling champion personally apologized to staff for any stress he's caused them. the interview airs on thursz. >>> after nearly two months of treatment for what began as bronchitis, former president george h.w. bush is home from the hospital tonight. back to "hardball." >>> if, in fact, and i believe this is true, everybody across party lines was as deeply moved and saddened as i was by what happened in newtown, then we're going to have to vote based on what we think is best. we're going to have to come up with answers that set politics aside. >> welcome back to "hardball." it's been one month since the horrific tragedy at sandy hook elementary school. today president obama said he has a set of proposals given to him today from vice president biden. in his press conference this morning, the president signaled what may be coming in their recommendations and how they may go into effect. let's watch. >> what you c